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Richard 3rd

by William Shakespeare

Director: László Bocsárdi

Translation and dramaturgy : Crista Bîlciu

Decor: Bartha József

Costumes: Kiss Zsuzsanna

Sound design: Bocsárdi Magor

Lightdesign: Bányai Tamás

Video: Rancz András

Stage movement: Bezsán Noémi

Delegated manufacturer: Claudia Gorun

Cast:: Richard III – Sorin Leoveanu, Edward IV – Dan Rădulescu, Regina Margaret – Dan Rădulescu, Buckingham – Vlad Udrescu, Regina Elizabeth – Iulia Colan, Stanley – Cosmin Rădescu, Hastings – Adrian Andone, Ducesa (mama lui Richard) – Mirela Cioabă, Lady Ann – Teodora Bălan, Ucigaș 1 – Mirela Cioabă, Ucigaș 2 – Raluca Păun, Prințul – Iulia Lazăr, York – Raluca Păun, Rivers – Angel Rababoc, Grey – Petri Ștefănescu, Catesby – Dragoș Măceșanu, Clarence – Marian Politic, Primar – Marian Politic, Ratcliff – Ștefan Cepoi, Tyrel – Nicolae Vicol, Mesager – student Ovidiu Carstea (Dodo), Figurație: Cadavru Henry, însoțitor, primar – student Robert Vladu, doi, preoți care însoțesc pe Richard – student Ovidiu Carstea (Dodo), student Mihai Alexandru Purcaru, Cetățeni: Elena Ianichi, Roxana Mutu, Irina Danciu, Ioana Andone, Andreea Boldeanu, Claudia Dinu, Gloria Mihail, Mircea Mogoșeanu, Andrei Stanciu

Other roles Iulian Grecu, Costinel Uncheșelu, Eduard Sărăcin, Monica Dragomir, Nicu Costinel, Costel Miu, Constantin Ciuică

Prompter: Adrian Țîrcă

Duration of the show: 2h 35 min (without break)


"Richard III is a mythological character, he lives in our soul like Falstaff, Hamlet - and the other immortals. This hallucinatory character is a horror comedian of history. An elementary player. In a world that can no longer be interpreted from a moral point of view, a thinking creature decides to become "a scoundrel". But let's be honest: by taking this decision, he shows an extraordinary freedom, which makes us dizzy, because he confirmed our hope that man is capable of anything, he is self-sufficient. We are all guilty and at the same time innocent. What decision can we make in this situation? Richard is a scoundrel to the core, so he is the only truly modern man.” – László Bocsárdi

About the director

Bocsárdi László is a theater director from Romania and director of the Tamási Áron Theater in Sfântu Gheorghe, director of the Reflex International Theater Festival, founder of the experimental theater group Figura Stúdió in Gheorgheni. He graduated from the Academy of Theater Arts in Targu Mures, in the class of Professor Tompa Gabor, in 1995. He collaborated with most theaters Performance duration: 2h 35 min (without intermission) Stage R3 – Valletta Towers Saturday, May 28, 22:00 important from country, as well as with important theaters in Hungary. He was awarded numerous prizes: the Jaszai Mari Prize for artistic activity, awarded by the Ministry of Culture of Hungary, 2003; The National Award for Directing of the Ministry of Religions and Culture from Romania for the show Romeo and Juliet, 2003; UNITER Award for directing the show Caligula at the Marin Sorescu National Theater in Craiova, 2012; UNITER Award for directing the show Hamlet, Tamasi Aron Theatre, Sfantu Gheorghe, 2014; The UNITER Award for the best show Our Class, at the National Theater in Cluj-Napoca, 2015.



"Sorin Leoveanu succeeds very well in the performance of playing an immobilized Richard. The strong, well-modulated voice is that of a man who knows how to make himself heard literally as well as figuratively. Added to this are tics suggested, I assume, by the director, meant to make the character unlikeable. He smacks his lips before he speaks, eats the strawberries and cream ugly, gagging. (Too bad the untimely sending of a courtesan into exile on this occasion to grow those fruits was removed.) Lips painted white add to the evil aspect of the character. The actor speaks bluntly and rarely, suggesting natural authority." – Adrian Mihalache, Olog Dictator, SpectActor no. 3/2022
[...] "Bocsardi Laszlo chooses the wheelchair for the visual impact. Richard III actually moved quite well. The director does not hold him back, does not distort him, gives him autonomy. His stand-ups become an effort to prove his uprightness, but his bones don't support him, just as his character doesn't, and he collapses. Sorin Leoveanu's voice is carefully followed, his inflections are of crucial importance, they say a lot beyond the text, text which, this time, is spoken loudly, the tone is raised, it is shouted, as I have always felt it, alternately with pauses, with the appearance of calmness, just a simple strategy for a dominant character, in the true sense. Just him." Ana Paraschivescu, A "Richard III"; round project,SpectActor, no. 3/2022

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